Slow drivers: an everyday problem

Opinion

Every day I take a 45-minute drive from home to school and get stuck behind slow people every time! The speed limit from the intersection of 116 and 169 Hwy all the way to campus is 60 MPH, but people think it is a great idea to go 45-50. I could imagine if it was pitch black outside in the middle of the night that these people would go slow as to not hit a deer but this is in the middle of the day, the sun is shining bright as ever and people still cannot go the speed limit. I do not understand what is so hard to not go the speed limit. Now I know I’m not the only one who finds it annoying when people drive under the speed limit and the people who drive slow need to stop! Missouri needs to have the unspoken rule that southern states have where if you are driving slow and you see a car coming up behind you, you pull to the side of the road and let them pass. This way if the driver coming up and riding the slow persons’ ass does not get more irritated and tries to pass on a hill and get into a wreck because of it. I know people also do this because I have seen it happen and I feel if we had this unspoken rule this would not happen. In the 19 years that I have lived in Missouri, I have seen one person pull over to the side of the road because they were going slow but the few weeks I was in Texas I saw this 1,000 times, exaggerating of course. But, it works and keeps people from being all up in someone’s grill from going slow and makes everyone happy. Its like on the highways the left lane is for vehicles going fast and the right lane is for the speed limit on the highway. This would solve a lot of the problems we have with driving because some people are out for a Sunday stroll but some people have places to be like me a procrastinating college student that waits till the last minute to leave for class. I feel as though this is also just a nice gesture that someone going slow should do. It’s like saying “Oh I know I’m going slow and I’m so sorry I’ll make it up to you by going to the side of the road so you have plenty of room to pass and go on about your life.”